Monday, 31 July 2017

Digistamps4Joy sponsors A Perfect Time to Craft

DS4J is sponsoring the August challenge at A Perfect Time To Craft 
from 1-30 August 2017.


This is the stunning card that our own Jen made for this challenge, using "Phantasi 7"

Head on over to A Perfect Time To Craft  and GOOD LUCK, because our winner will receive $10 of our DS4J digistamps!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Re-release of some digistamps - Sunday 23rd July 2017

Here are our some re-releases
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 

Mini Misteri - Belle of the beach (Jen) (Cute girls)
Mini Misteri - Belle of the beach (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Misteri - where's summer? (Jen)  (Teenz and Divas)
Misteri - where's summer? (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)

Ready to swim (Jen)  (Cute girls)


Ready to swim (coloured) (Jen)  (Coloured digis)


I gave my fabulous Design Team ladies a much deserved 2-week break. 
These lovely cards were made by Jen.

Jen



 Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed our showcase!
 All of these digistamps are now available in the DS4J Shop.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Chasing Rainbows - Blog Hop

The Hop is over - and a HUGE thank you to everyone who played along with us. It was so great to meet new faces, and to hear that you enjoyed learning about how to merge digistamps!

CONGRATULATIONS to the randomly drawn winner on this blog ....


Please contact Margy at info[at]digistamps4joy.co.za
to claim your 3 x digi prize

Welcome to "CHASING RAINBOWS"
the first South African cardmaking Blog Hop 


You are now at the blog of Digistamps4Joy, a unique online South African e-shop.  My name is Margy Kieser and I am the owner and one of the artists of DS4J.

We’re chasing Rainbows this July and the blog hop starts on 10 July 2017 and will close on 20 July 2017 18h00. That’s TEN full days of catching rainbows across our blogs!
Each blog owner has designed and showcased her card along with a quick tutorial on the making of their masterpiece. Some blogs will offer a surprise crafty gift too!

Here is my own card and tutorial on how to merge digital stamps
DS4J digistamps used: the parrot from the "Tropical paradise set", "Aloha set", and "Summer Icecream"

TUTORIAL: How to merge digital stamps
  1. Open a new document in Microsoft WORD
  2. INSERT a PICTURE - look for all the images you would like to merge. You will need the PNG file format of each of these, as a PNG file has a transparent background. Add them all to your document page.
  3. Click on your first image and change the WRAP to "TIGHT". Do the same with all the other images.
  4. Decide which image is at the back. In my case the palm tree is the back image. Resize it to the size you want and place it in the middle of the page.
  5. My second image is the parrot. I resized it to a small version then dragged it to the top of the tree. If you see that the image is not 'in front' of the first image, then right click on it and "bring to front". 
  6. My little girl image is in front, resized, and positioned where I would like to see her.
  7. The last image is the sentiment - also a PNG file, resized and moved to the right of my little scene.
  8. You can now select all the images and GROUP them. This will make it easier to keep the scale if you need to resize the scene.
HOW TO PLAY WITH US
  • visit all the the blogs
  • click "follow" on each one
  • leave a comment on each blog post
  • go back to the main blog and comment about what you loved about each blog, and you could win a load of craft treats from The Girl with a Tape Runner.
Since this is not a sponsored Blog Hop, ladies will be using products from a range of suppliers, join in the fun and learn new techniques while making new friends!
Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list to the last blog (=Marie Smith), back to the main blog and down, until you reach mine again. OR..... just start at the top and work your way down. The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’!


The Girl with a Tape Runner https://thegirlwithataperunner.wordpress.com/ (Main Blog)



Margaret Kieser http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE

Ansu Badenhorst http://theivytreestudio.blogspot.co.za Next blog



THIS blog'c candy is THREE digistamps from our store to one random commenter

RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON THIS BLOG
Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
 1). Be/become a follower
2). Leave a comment under this blog post

Please hop along and catch more rainbows. Your next stop on the blog hop is
Ansu Badenhorst http://theivytreestudio.blogspot.co.za 

With love from a chilly Pretoria!

Margy

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mid-challenge #138 - ATG + Special Birthday

This is our mid-challenge post for July's challenge with the theme

 ANYTHING GOES
with an optional twist of "Special Birthday"


Hosted by Tertia
Hallo there and welcome to this month’s challenge. It is my turn to host and as always the theme is ‘Anything goes’. I have decided to add the added challenge of ‘A special Birthday’
This year is a year filled with special birthdays in my family. My eldest grandchild, Luke, turns 16 this year. His sister turns 13 and becomes an official teenager. My youngest daughter turns 30 this week and my husband turns 60! Lots of celebrations in my family this year as you can see.


ALL challenge themes at Digistamps4Joy are Anything Goes, but with an optional monthly twist. July's challenge is  
ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of "Special Birthday" 

The challenge runs UNTIL 31 July 2017

The DTs Choice prize of the $10 Gift Voucher is applicable to all entries. Remember to link your projects in Mr Linky HERE. 
Don't forget you MUST use a digital stamp or rubber stamp - no clipart please!

ANY of the digis in the Store are perfect for this twist! Did you know that you can find any one easily by typing in a NAME into the SEARCH box?

Our GUEST DESIGNER is a previous member of DS4J - PAM
Pam used our digistamp "Heart of Roses" to create this beautiful card.


Design Team B members have created these stunning cards to inspire you!
ALL the images used by the DT are available in the STORE

Annie (digistamp = "100 years old")

Eva (digistamp = "Elaine"

Hema (digistamp = "Tropical Paradise set")

Jackie (digistamp = "Cruise ship")

Olga (digistamp = "Butterfly Belle")

Sherry (digistamp = "Ikebana")

Vicki (digistamp = "Cupcakes galore")

Once again, amazing inspiration from my team!
Enter your paper projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below. The top prize - DT's choice - is $10 worth of digis from the  store. One randomly chosen winner will win 2 digis of your choice from the store. Three Top 3 picks chosen by our DT host member can display our Top 3 badge with pride.

Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!
(The challenge rules are HERE)

Are you looking for LINKY for our CURRENT CHALLENGE? Click ..... HERE.

 special request
This is a child-friendly blog, so we will appreciate it if you do not post goth, demonic, or sex-related entries. These will be removed.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

New digistamps - Sunday 9 July 2017

Here are our new digistamp releases
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 

Butterfly dreams (Jen) (Teenz and Divas)

Butterfly dreams (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Curly hair Angel (Jen)  (Fantasy)

Curly hair Angel (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Ballet prima donna (Jen)  (Cute girls)


Ballet prima donna (coloured) (Jen)  (Coloured digis)
Tropical paradise set (Margy)  (Flowers)
A VERY versatile set of images!

Toucan in paradise (Margy)  (Animals)

The DT have made fabulous and unique cards with the new digis.
Details of how they made their cards are on their blogs.

Olga


Sherry


Vicki

Jen



 Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed our showcase!
 All of these digistamps are now available in the DS4J Shop.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Challenge #138 - ATG + Special Birthday

The theme for July's 2017 challenge is

 ANYTHING GOES
with an optional twist of "A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY"


Hosted by Tertia


Hallo there and welcome to this month’s challenge. It is my turn to host and as always the theme is ‘Anything goes’. I have decided to add the added challenge of ‘A special Birthday’
This year is a year filled with special birthdays in my family. My eldest grandchild, Luke, turns 16 this year. His sister turns 13 and becomes an official teenager. My youngest daughter turns 30 this week and my husband turns 60! Lots of celebrations in my family this year as you can see.

Here is the card I made for my daughter using "Elaine".


  The challenge runs UNTIL 31 July 2017

The DTs Choice prize of the $10 Gift Voucher is applicable to all entries. Remember to link your projects in the linky below. 
Don't forget you MUST use a digital stamp or rubber stamp - no clipart please!

ANY of the digis in the Store are perfect for this twist! Did you know that you can find any one easily by typing in a NAME into the SEARCH box?

Design Team A members have created these stunning cards to inspire you!
ALL the images used by the DT are available in the STORE

Carla (digistamp = "Dad's Austin")

Desire (digistamp = "Weskus fisherman's cottage")

 GranMargaret (digistamps = "Kit 'n Cat")

Karin (digistamp = "Bride's shoe")

Noemi (digistamp = "Ula")

Sami (digistamp="Dolphin")

Fabulous inspiration from my team!
Enter your paper projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below. The top prize - DT's choice - is $10 worth of digis from the  store. One randomly chosen winner will win 2 digis of your choice from the store. Three Top 3 picks chosen by our DT host member can display our Top 3 badge with pride.
Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!
(The challenge rules are HERE)

A special request
This is a child-friendly blog, so we will appreciate it if you do not post goth, demonic, or sex-related entries. These will be removed.